D-Link DIR-845L Extreme Range Dual Band Gigabit Router

Got a new router from Costco, $100 plus tax. It is named as Extreme Range Dual Band Gigabit Router. Extreme Range, means it can cover a large house. Dual Band means 2.4G and 5G work at same time. Gigabit means it has Gigabit Lan ports and Wan port.

It is not my first D-Link router. My first one is WBR-1310 Wireless router. I bought it 5 years ago. I feel comfortable with D-Link products.
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Open the box, and look inside.
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There are the router, cable, power adapter and a card with default wifi ssid, pass, etc.

I took everthing out and here they are.
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Let us have a closer look. First, look the back, four Lan ports, one WAN port, one USB port, WPS button, and power button.
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And, look at the top. You can see I was not hold the camera steadily.

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There are a lot of louvers on the bottom.  Yes, after a few hours using, it is warm.
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There are a lot of features of DIR-845L.

  • SmartBeamTM Technology
  • Advanced 6 Antenna Beamforming – The built-in smart antennae dynamically adjusts it’s signal to ensure you get the best connection possible, giving you double coverage and improved speeds
  • Dualband Technology
    Receive two wireless networks in one; surf the Internet on the 2.4GHz band, and stream HD content without delay on the 5GHz band, via your laptop or tablet devices
  • Intelligent prioritisation
    Port-based QoS prioritises network traffic so everyone can surf the Internet, stream HD video, or make SkypeTM calls simultaneously
  • App-enabled
    Free mydlinkTM mobile app for monitoring and controlling your network

Datasheet of DIR-845L router.